Muhurta-Consultation

Muhūrta (मुहूर्त) refers to an “auspicious hour”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“. The goddess of great brilliance assumed the form of her baby child in front of Menā and began to cry in accordance with the ways of the world. Himavat came to the outer gate of the palace and joined the festivities. With a delighted mind, he distributed monetary gifts to the beggars. In an auspicious hour [i.e., muhūrta], in the company of the sages, Himavat named his daughter Kālī and assigned other pleasing names to her. He gave charitable gifts to the brahmins out of love and respect. Varieties of festivities were gone through with suitable music”.